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No guarantee - Companies could be shafted in COVID cleaning contracts, warns scientist

As Jamaica continues to grapple with the deadly coronavirus pandemic, a scientist is warning that companies could be sending millions of dollars down the drain as they engage some long-established and fly-by-night sanitation companies looking to... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Three-time young cancer survivor gets second chance - 28-year-old now on her way to achieving dream career

When a third cancer diagnosis forced Josan Sutherland to decline her first Chevening Scholarship offer in 2018, she was devastated. Not only would the practising physiotherapist have to fight the deadly disease for a third time, but her dream of... (Jamaica Gleaner)

‘People are searching for new political hope’ - Analysts say voter apathy is right across the Caribbean

Despite the landslide 49-14 victory secured by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in this month’s general election, regional political scientists and observers warn of dwindling interest in the electoral process across the Caribbean. Citing the record... (Jamaica Gleaner)

COVID-19 no excuse to halt jury trials, lawyers tell chief justice

Several prominent defence lawyers are raising strong objections to any attempt to halt jury trials because of COVID-19 and replace them with trial by judge alone. Any decision for bench trials must be solely that of an accused person, the attorneys... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Colleagues hail slain priest as caring, compassionate

Friends and colleagues of Father Larius Lewis are still numb with shock, trying to make sense of the murder of someone who served the Church, community and had a positive impact on those he came in contact with. Lewis’ nude lifeless body was... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Flat-footed and confused - COVID pressure intensifies for parents with classes set to resume next week

Parents in some of the Corporate Area’s toughest communities say they are in a tailspin as they hunt electronic devices and Internet for their children before the official start of the new school year on October 5. Still, others in five hard-... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Our decisions now will determine our future, Holness tells UN General Assembly

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has highlighted pre-existing vulnerabilities and multiple structural weaknesses within economies globally – large and small, rich and poor – and clearly demonstrated the systemic nature of risk worldwide,... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem

At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus take turns sitting in a chair and putting their faces into the big end of a large cone. They recite the alphabet and sing or just sit quietly for a half hour. Sometimes they... (Jamaica Gleaner)

A matter of Land | ‘Help, I have no privacy’

Good day readers. In the last article we looked at what are restrictive covenants and their importance, as well as the process of modifying restrictive covenants and why. Today, we will respond to a question from a reader. We have a backlog of... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Trying time for Tryall luxury villa owners

Hit by a raft of cancellations and a COVID-19-forced lockdown of the tourism industry, Tryall Club and Spa has been offering substantially lower rates to attract more business, but while Managing Director Aram Zerunian expects an increase in... (Jamaica Gleaner)

The Albert Uter story – Part I

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Abandoned by those who were responsible for bringing him into the world, Albert Uter has experienced hardships that had the ability to mentally and physically destroy him. From sleeping in the bushes and battling through... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Shaniece Wauchope turns to God, overcomes fornication – Part 1

It was a long and strenuous road to sexual purity for Shaniece Wauchope, who revealed that she had been exposed to the sexual sensation at the age of seven. The premature exposure, she explained, led her to a life of masturbation, pornography, and... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Pastors and obedience

“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way To be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.” – John H. Sammis In an article published in THE STAR on August 7, it was reported that an outbreak of the coronavirus in two Clarendon communities had been... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Reverend Dwight Fletcher | What’s at stake?

Last week, we began this series by looking at Paul’s instruction to Timothy in the face of false doctrine being preached in the Church. By looking at this example, we recognised our individual role in ensuring that the truth of the Word of God is... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Shooting causes NWC to abort work at Portmore treatment plant

The National Water Commission (NWC) was forced to abort work at the Greater Portmore Wastewater Treatment Plant in St Catherine last night due to a shooting at the facility.  The incident resulted in two employees receiving minor... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Gunman killed, another battling for life, following foiled robbery in Hanover

A supermarket in Hopewell, Hanover is now the scene of a crime, after a policeman foiled a robbery by three men, leaving one dead and the other battling for life in hospital. A male customer was also seriously injured.  The... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Trump nominates Barrett to Supreme Court

(AP): President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election... (Jamaica Gleaner)

UWI students to benefit from grant to support remote learning

(CMC): The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$200,000 to assist students across the region who lack access to technological devices and internet to support remote learning in the wake of the COVID-19... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Investigators, residents trying to make sense of seven year-old girl's death

There was a mixture of grief, confusion and anger on the faces of residents of 15 Omara Road in St Andrew, as they tried to make sense of the death of a seven-year girl who allegedly died from a stab wound early this morning.... (Jamaica Gleaner)

Consecutive attacks on security forces no coincidence says prime minister

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the country should not take what appears to be a series of attacks on the security forces as mere coincidence. He was reacting to the killing of Constable Kemar Francis of the Hunt's Bay... (Jamaica Gleaner)

CMO urges citizens to protect high-risk groups

Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, is again imploring Jamaicans to protect the nation's high-risk population by taking all precautions to prevent them from contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). These include the... (Jamaica Star)

Europe Police clash with protesters at UK COVID-19 demonstration

LONDON (AP) -- London police clashed with demonstrators on Saturday as they broke up a protest in Trafalgar Square against COVID-19 restrictions amid rising tensions over limits on everyday life as the government tries to stem a sharp rise in... (Jamaica Star)

Alleged cop killer gunned down

One of the alleged shooters involved in last night's murder of a police constable has been shot dead. The slain cop has been identified as Constable Kemar Francis. He was attached to the Hunts Bay Police Station in St Andrew. Reports